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“Islands” is a play celebrating the arts as a means of resistance to colonialism, slavery, and injustice.  The story begins with two seventeenth century European superpowers trading Manhattan for an East Indies spice island, without the consent of their inhabitants, and moves through the history of other islands of oppression from Malcolm X in solitary confinement to Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island to Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar to contemporary Puerto Rico to African Immigrants in refugee camps on Lampedusa. Featuring Indonesian dance master Novirela Minang Sari who will teach her island’s techniques of body percussion to cast members as they participate in devising the script.

Directed by Professor Ron Jenkins, this production will be staged in the CFA Theater, April 2017.

Auditions for dancers, actors, singers, rappers, beat-boxers, body slappers and unconventional music makers of all genres.

Friday September 2 and Wednesday September 7
7 to 9 pm, Theater Studios Room 101

Students will be given texts to read at the auditions, or may bring their own prepared one minute monologue.  Students may choose to sign or act or dance, or do all three.

Interested students can sign up in the Theater Studios lobby on the call board beginning Wednesday 8/31. Any questions? Email dalger@wesleyan.edu

Cast members will have the option of receiving course credit


Honors Thesis Carrel Application Process for Fall 2016

Monday, September 5:  Online carrel applications for Olin Library are available in your student portfolio by clicking on the Honors Carrel Application link in the Library bucket. The Science Library has a separate assignment process using paper applications, which are available at the SciLi circulation desk.

Friday, September 16, 4:00 pm:  Deadline for submitting your application (both Olin electronic application and Science Library paper application).  Carrels will be assigned to applicants by lottery; applicants who are not assigned a carrel will be placed on a waiting list.  Applications submitted after the deadline are added to the end of the waiting list in the order they are received.

Friday, September 23: Science Library carrel students will be notified via email or telephone of their carrel assignments.

Monday, September 26:  The list of Olin carrel assignments and the waiting list will be posted on the door of the Olin Library Office. (Note: Olin carrels students are not notified via email or telephone of their carrel assignments.)

Friday, September 30, 4:00 pmOlin carrel keys must be picked up in the Library Office by this deadline.  If a carrel key is not picked up by then, the carrel will be issued to the next person on the waiting list.

Friday, September 30Science Library carrel keys will become available for pickup. Please see Linda Hurteau, behind the circulation desk in the Science Library.

Friday, October 7, 4:00 pm: Science Library carrel keys must be picked up by this deadline, or the carrel will be reassigned.

Please note:  Because of number of carrels and applicants, it is not possible for students to choose a carrel or for students to switch carrels.  If a student is assigned a carrel and chooses not to accept it, their name will be added to the bottom of the waiting list and the student at the top of the list will be offered the carrel.

In order to retain a carrel, a student must remain on the list of Honors candidates.  The list is regularly re-issued throughout the academic year, and students with carrels who are not on the current Honors list will be required to vacate their carrel so it may be assigned to someone else.

All students must surrender their carrels as soon as they complete their theses. Keys must be returned by Tuesday, April 25th 2017, by 4:00 pm. Failure to return your key on time will result in an $85 charge to your student account for a lock change.


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The ENGAGE blog (engage.wesleyan.edu) is the home of civic engagement activity at Wesleyan University. On the blog, you can subscribe to the weekly ENGAGE newsletter, which contains information about upcoming events, funding, internships and volunteer opportunities, and other content related to civic engagement and social entrepreneurship. You can also follow Engage on Facebook (Engage at the Allbritton Center) and on Twitter (@Wes_engage).


Spring Intensive Open House

This semester 35 students and 7 faculty took part in the spring intensive pilot program where they enrolled in/taught one course at a time within four 3-week periods. Come view student projects and interact with students and faculty participating in the spring intensive at our end of semester open house.  

When: Monday, May 9, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Exley 189 (24/7 study room)

Made-to-order smoothies will be catered by Middletown’s own Raw Youniverse.


Dear Students

The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers for In the Company of Others 2016. This important peer theater piece is a central aspect of the New Student Orientation. In the Company of Others is a time when sophomores, juniors and seniors are able to share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what it means to live in a diverse community. This year, we are particularly looking for applicants who can share experiences around issues of identity. If you are interested in being a performer for this program, please complete the following interest form.

Please submit this application using this link no later than Wednesday, May 11th by 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Elisa Cardona in the Office of New Student Orientation.


Key Issues in Black Feminism Presents #BlackGirl Magic

Aimee Meredith Cox

The Ethnography of Writing Yourself In…and Out

Shapeshifters:  Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship

Monday, April 24, 2016  7:15 p.m.

Beckham Hall

Book signing to follow.  Light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by:

Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life; Anthropology Department; Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program; Office of Equity & Inclusion; and The Ethics Project

Summer Session – Register Now!

Summer Session registration is open – students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss your chance to take the course of your choice this summer. Summer Session is unique – class meets every day, and students develop close bonds with peers and faculty through the immersion experience. To register, complete the registration form in the Summer Session bucket of your portfolio, and turn it in with payment to the Summer Session office (74 Wyllys). Financial aid recipients must register by this Friday April 22 to use their award. April 22 is also the priority deadline for housing; students who request housing but have not registered in a Summer Session course or provided alternate reasons for requesting housing will lose their summer assignment on April 25. Email summer@wesleyan.edu with any questions.


Personal Statements & Statement of Grant Purpose for Fulbright

Monday, April 18, 2016 | 12PM – 1PM

Where: Usdan 110

Participate in a workshop series to understand personal statement writing for many types of fellowships, grants and post-graduate opportunities. Please be prepared to participate through writing exercises, reviewing sample statements, and in brainstorming ideas for personal statements. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the discussion!

Info Session: What are fellowships? Learn about Rhodes, Fulbright, Watson and more

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 12PM Where: Usdan 110

Please join Associate Director of Fellowships, Kate Smith, to learn about the many fellowships that exist to teach, conduct research and complete graduate study in the US and abroad. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the information session! Can’t attend? Click here to set-up an appointment with Kate online


Please join Associate Director of Fellowships, Kate Smith, to learn about the Watson Fellowship. Learn about the process, on campus application, developing your proposal, and more!

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 4PM

Where: Usdan Room 110

Can’t attend? Click here to set-up an appointment with Kate online

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